Looking for some online tutorials and workshops? Well, look no further than Underground Ovation’s forthcoming workshops, taking place at the start of February.

The Cork based Underground Ovation have been busy behind the scenes, as they curate a series of online workshops for DJs and producers, as they set out 6 carefully curated online and interactive workshops, ranging from live Abelton demons, to teaching how to claim music royalties.

SUO is a selection of online workshops dedicated to aspiring and established music professionals that feature a wide range of topics in the latest trends in the electronic music industry. Each workshop creates an opportunity for learning, connecting and supporting artists looking to advance their skills.

February 2020 saw the first series of workshops, however, the pandemic hit shortly after, sadly putting an end to the series. These initial workshops took place in SOMA in Cork, where local artists, collectives, creatives and club owners were invited to attend. Jason Busteed of Lefty Shades Records was invited to talk about his journey on setting up a record label while NATMAC hosted the event. Everyone connected in a relaxed environment, discussing ideas and building their network.

“The response was fantastic, so we took some feedback and planned on continuing the workshops. However the pandemic put a serious halt on things. Since the summer we have been working in the background, connecting with business, labels, artists, consultants and leaders in their field, to bring guest speakers to the new online format of workshops. Making sure we continue to support aspiring artists during such challenging times. We have worked hard to make sure the platform is easily accessible online and that the workshop content is suitable for all skill levels.”



The first series of 6 online workshops consists of topics on producing, music royalties and hardware demo’s with the leading club standard brand. 

1 – WRKSHP 1 – ABLETON DEMO – LIVE WITH ALT8
2 – WRKSHP 2 – LATEST PIONEER DJ EQUIPMENT DEMO – LIVE FROM LONDON HQ
3 – WRKSHP 3 – FAN ENGAGEMENT – TURN AN OCCASIONAL LISTENER TO SUPER FAN
4 – WRKSHP 4 – MUSIC ROYALTIES – HOW TO GET PAID
5 – WRKSHP 5 – ELEVATOR PROGRAM Q&A – WITH WILL KINSELLA
6 – WRKSHP 6 – REKORDBOX DEEP DIVE – LIVE FROM PIONEER DJ LONDON HQ

Workshops are every 2 weeks and registration opens 4 weeks prior to the workshop. Artists can pick and choose what workshops to attend due to the flexible program for the first series of 6 workshops.

Each workshop is €5 and includes the following package:

  • Exclusive access to the online workshop.
  • Complimentary SUO Merch item for first registration.
  • Discount to all SUO merchandise.
  • Free sample pack/discount/product give away at each workshop.
  • Added to exclusive mailing list for extra discounts and giveaways. 

Matthew Aneiros said: “I really want to Thank You! I connected with a label at the first SUO workshop and asked if they would take a listen to one of my tracks for feedback, and now I have my first signed release!”(Matthew Aneiros, DJ + Producer)

Here were some comments from the attendees: Jason said: “Really fantastic how something like this is happening, especially in Cork. It was a well executed production, was really cool, relaxed, questions were great – I can’t fault it!(Jason Busteed, Lefty Shades Records, Guest speaker at the workshop)

The first workshop starts with an Ableton Demo with Alt8 on 3rd Feb, 7pm BST online and is available to access from computers, phones and tabletsRegistration is open and takes place from the Underground Ovation website here. Once register, an email is sent and a link is provided just before the workshop.

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